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Rivah Visitor's Guide

One Woman's Opinion

Order Mary Buxton’s books
imageLife and love in the rural tidewater area of Virginia is a common thread that runs through nearly all of Mary Wakefield Buxton's books. The push and pull of old and new, North and South, man and woman, life and death, are discovered, illuminated and reflected upon in each of them. Such is the heart and soul of a writer.


Who Invited You?
imageNot so long ago a friend told me she had been invited to drop by a gathering of women in the church who met regularly at a restaurant for dinner. As she sat down to enjoy friendly gaggle of feminine conversation, a lady turned to her and asked . . . “Who invited you?”


Thank you!
Two words never said enough are . . . “thank you,” yet many millions of Americans will use these words at Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. For no matter what challenges each of us face in life, the truth is—Americans are blessed.


Real Equal Opportunity
imagePerhaps we should first reflect on the great socialist Irish philosopher and playwright, George Bernard Shaw. In his famous work, “Pygmalion” (which later became known as “My Fair Lady”), he stressed there was no equality in this world simply because of differences in speech.


Memories of Growing Up in Ohio (Part 5)
Back then in Ohio, girls were supposed to become lovely ladies. The only professions open to women were nursing and education. Mother’s advice was “true happiness for a woman comes through marriage and children.” If one can also be a lovely lady, then what more could a girl possibly want?


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